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Alan Heckert

Alan Heckert joined SED in 1996. He came to NIST in 1985 as member of the consulting group for the NIST supercomputer center. He previously worked for 4½ years for the Statistical Research Division of the Census Bureau. His primary area of interest is statistical computing and statistical graphics.

Alan is currently the lead developer for the e-FITS and e-Metrology web projects. He provides computing support for various radiation detection test campaigns conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, and for an MEL scatterfield microscopy project.

Current Projects/Duties:

Technical Areas of Research and Consulting:

  • Statistical graphics
  • Statistical computing

Professional Activities and Societies and Standards Activities


  • Department of Commerce (DoC) Silver Medal, 2003


Mathematical Statistician
Statistical Engineering Division


  • B.S. (Mathematics), Frostburg State
  • M.S. (Math/Statistics), Clemson University

Phone: 301-975-2853
Fax: 301-975-3144